New Jersey businesses must register online by tomorrow night, Sept. 15, if they would like to be part of the PGA’s VendorMatch program for the 2023 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship at the Baltusrol Golf Club in northern New Jersey.
Minority-, women-. LGBT-, disabled-, veteran- and locally owned businesses are invited to apply at PGA VendorInclusion.org for the potential opportunity to meet with the PGA’s larger suppliers for procurement opportunities.
A variety of goods and services are needed, such as catering, lodging, florals, food and beverage products, and staffing. Businesses can visit PGAVendorInclusion.org for a full list of needs. Registration will remain open through Sept. 15.
In addition to the 2023 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, which takes place in Springfield on June 21-25, there are also procurement opportunities available for the 2023 PGA Championship in Rochester, N.Y. and the 2023 KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship in Fisco, Texas, both of which will be held in May.
The $84.1 billion golf industry produces approximately $26 billion in total travel expenditures, with major golf championships generating a significant amount of tourism and entertainment spending in their host regions. PGA VendorMatch emphasizes the PGA’s commitment to positively impact the economies and communities of championship host cities and their surrounding areas.
PGA VendorMatch registrants receive access to the broader golf industry, including major governing associations via the diverse supplier portal and database hosted by the Vendor Resources Administration. Utilization of the database is part of the industry’s “Make Golf Your Thing” movement toward greater diversity, equity and inclusion to ensure golf is open to everyone.